With a lot of hard work and dedication, over the course of 1 year, Baylie made an incredible 60 pound postpartum weight loss transformation!
“I lost over 60 pounds! A lot has changed over time with my fitness in so many ways! I can run without having to stop completely to catch my breath, I can actually do more pushups than I thought I could ever do, I am more flexible and my energy levels have improved drastically. Most importantly I can keep up with my toddler!“
“If you are like me and are someone who doesn’t know where to start in the gym and need someone to tell you what workouts to do, what to eat and how much. I can’t recommend Julie enough! This was a really easy process to start!“
NAME, AGE & HOMETOWN
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU
I am a military spouse and a mom of a toddler.
WHAT THINGS HAPPENED THAT LED YOU TO WORKING WITH ME?
During my pregnancy I gained 80 lbs. I was considered a high risk pregnancy. I was always told after giving birth that the weight would fall off but that wasn’t the case for me. After going through PPD and going through a very long deployment, I wasn’t in the best mental state. I was more depressed than I had ever been in my life. I still carried all of my weight I had gained and was not able to lose it. I had often found myself feeling like I didn’t belong in my body. I wasn’t comfortable still weighing the heaviest I had ever been and knew I needed to make a postpartum weight loss plan.
My husband was working with his own personal trainer at the time and he offered to help me find a trainer who could help me and guide me in my own journey. That’s when I found Online Personal Trainer, Julie Lohre!
TELL US ABOUT THE PROGRESS YOU HAVE MADE IN YOUR POSTPARTUM WEIGHT LOSS TIMELINE.
My progress has been soooo amazing! It has taken a year in total, but I have lost over 60 pounds! A lot has changed over time with my fitness in so many ways! I can run without having to stop completely to catch my breath, I can actually do more pushups than I thought I could ever do, I am more flexible and my energy levels have improved drastically. Most importantly I can keep up with my toddler!
Total Postpartum Weight Loss Timeline:
Starting weight: 225 (July 5)
Ending weight: 165 (June 30)
Lost 60 pounds
10 inches off her chest
7 inches off her waist
8 inches off her hips
3 inches off each thigh & calf
Baylie’s cardio endurance significantly improved during postpartum weight loss plan with her mile run going from 15:38 to start. At the end, she could run that same mile in just 10 minutes!
Increase pushup strength from 3 to 22!!!
Increased flexibility by 8 inches and long jump by 9 inches as well!
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT JULIE LOHRE’S ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAM?
I was doing my research on personal trainers and Julie Lohre was the very first trainer I found online! I love that she works exclusively with women and has a great postpartum weight loss plan.
WHAT UNIQUE CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED IN OUR POST PARTUM WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I’ve always been someone who would find interests and find new hobbies but I would find myself phasing out or losing that interest because I wasn’t dedicated to it. I didn’t think I would find myself being so dedicated to my fitness journey but I did! I stayed dedicated and with that I found progress and rewards. I exceeded even my own expectations with my postpartum weight loss! I soon discovered that fitness did not become my hobby anymore, over the last year it became something more important in my life! The challenge I had faced in my postpartum weight loss journey was while I discovered how important it is to have desire and dedication.
WHEN YOU FIRST CONSIDERED ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINING, WHAT CONCERNS DID YOU HAVE?
I really didn’t see myself as the kind of person who could be trained. My concerns were only coming from my own self doubt. Wondering would I be good at this? What if I failed? What if this is too hard? Finding a trainer who worked with women was important to me. Discovering that Julie Lohre was a woman who helped women in her online coaching program, I felt more comfortable with opening myself up with her and letting her into my life as a guide and someone I can look up to. After reading other women’s stories and testimonials and with the amazing support of my husband I gave this a shot!
HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW THAT YOU HAVE MADE AN INCREDIBLE WEIGHT LOSS TRANSFORMATION? HOW HAS YOUR OUTLOOK ABOUT YOUR BODY AND YOUR LIFE CHANGED?
I feel happy and empowered! After suffering from my mental health for so long, exercising and eating right really changed my life. Giving my body the healthy foods it needed made me feel good inside! I feel like a whole new and better version of myself!
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DID YOU USE DURING THE PROCESS?
WHAT IS THE BEST AND WORST PART ABOUT WORKING WITH JULIE LOHRE?
The best part about working with Julie on my postpartum weight loss plan is that she is incredibly kind, she was always there answering the questions I had, and she made sure I was comfortable with the workouts and accommodated me. Julie will hold you accountable!!!
ANY OTHER COMMENTS?
Lastly, I wanted to talk about how easy this process was! Everything in the programs Julie Lohre created for me were easy to navigate and understand. If you are like me and are someone who doesn’t know where to start in the gym and need someone to tell you what workouts to do, what to eat and how much. I can’t recommend Julie enough! This was a really easy process to start… and follow through with!!
“I can’t believe how easy this process was! Everything in the programs Julie created for me was easy to navigate and understand. If you are like me and are someone who doesn’t know where to start in the gym and need someone to tell you what workouts to do, what to eat and how much. I can’t recommend Julie enough! This was a really easy process to start!“
Are you a women ready to make your own postpartum weight loss transformation? Let’s get started NOW!
What to expect with your Postpartum Weight Loss Timeline
Julie Lohre – Women’s Fitness Expert
If you have recently given birth or you are pregnant now and preparing for what is to come post-pregnancy, this postpartum weight loss timeline can help you understand what to expect.
Postpartum Weight Loss Timeline – Birth to 2 weeks postpartum
Congratulations!!! If you have just had your baby, then you are in for the journey of your life. Your body has been through quite an ordeal. For me personally my labor lasted about 15 hours and went from 5 pm on October 21st until I had my son on October 22nd at 8:59. I choose natural childbirth and to say that I was exhausted afterwards would be an understatement. Of course, I was thrilled to have my son, but my first thought really was Thank Goodness That is Over 🙁 You are going to need time to rest and recover. Depending on how your labor went, you may be in the hospital for another day for an uncomplicated delivery to much longer if there were complications.
In the first week postpartum, expect to lose about 10 pounds between your actual baby’s weight, amniotic fluid, afterbirth, and water retention. As you move into the second week postpartum, you may continue to see modest weight drops. Most ob/gyn’s do not recommend exercise during this period aside from pelvic floor exercises and walking.
Postpartum Weight Loss Timeline – 2 to 6 weeks postpartum
Most women gain between 25-35 pounds during their 9 months of pregnancy. That said, for many women with complications and extenuating circumstances, their pregnancy weight gain can be as much as 80, 90, or even 100 pounds. If you were able to stay in the 30 pound weight gain with your pregnancy, then you can can assume that during those first 6 weeks, you will lose about half of what you gained, so roughly 15 pounds. If you gained significantly more and had a lot of water retention then you may lose a bit more than that. However, weight loss happens at different rates for each woman. Don’t worry if your weight loss is slower, as long as you are moving in the right direction as you work to return to a healthy weight for your height.
During these weeks, focus on getting as much sleep and rest as possible, but also moving if your doctor is ok with that. You won’t want to do hard-core workouts, but most women can begin walking long distances. Your best bet is to focus on two things… making healthy food choices and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Postpartum Weight Loss Timeline – 6 weeks – 3 Months Postpartum
The 6 week mark postpartum is when most women are released by their ob/gyn to begin an exercise regiment and to start working out again. Yeah! Exercise like strength training and cardio is going to do a number of really great things for your body and your mind.
- Exercise helps strengthen and tone abdominal muscles.
- It boosts energy.
- It may help prevent postpartum depression.
- It promotes better sleep.
- It relieves stress.
- It can help you lose the extra weight that you may have gained during pregnancy.
Take things slowly though as you return to exercise and be sure to listen to your body. It is going to take some time to get totally back to your old strength. This is the point where reaching out to an online personal trainer that specializes in women and postpartum weight loss is key.
Postpartum Weight Loss Timeline – 3-6 Months Postpartum
Once you are in the 3 to 6 month postpartum period you will start to notice that your body is beginning to ease back into your previous shape IF you have been following a reasonable nutrition plan and you have been working out. It definitely takes consistency and serious effort, but many women can return to their pre-pregnancy weight by 6 months postpartum. For other women though, especially if you gained more than 50 pounds with pregnancy, the process can take the better part of a year or even 2. Don’t get discouraged! As your baby grows you have the ability to get back to where you would like to be.
Assuming that you are cleared by your doctor for training, I typically recommend women workout 4-5 times per week for 30-45 mins each session. This can be difficult with a new baby, but it is so important that you make the time to take care of yourself so that you can be the best YOU possible for your growing family.